Just because your bedroom is tiny doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Small-space dwellers simply need to think outside the traditional décor box and get creative. Consider these trendy bedroom ideas for small rooms, and you can maximize your stylish space in no time.

Keep It Simple

The first thing to remember when adding a dose of modern bedroom design is that a bedroom’s main function is to be a place of rest and recharge. Creating the ideal space for that doesn’t require too much. In fact, having a small bedroom may be your biggest blessing for a better night’s sleep. The American Sleep Association recommends keeping stimulating activities outside the bedroom, so leave your TV in the living room to bring on the Z’s.

Light and Bright

Dark colors make rooms appear smaller and more closed in. To give the illusion of more space, opt for light paint colors, and add pops of bright color with accessories. Scared of going too light? To prevent your bedroom from feeling void of any personality, think in layers. Add different textures or white-on-white patterns for extra drama in the room. Toss a patterned throw blanket on your bed, or add a chrome bedside lamp — both can transform your room from sterile to stylish.

Spotlight on the Bed

A popular notion is to position the bed by centering it on the wall. However, narrow floor plans and limited space call for a little rule-breaking. Add more floor space by sliding your bed into the corner, or increase your wall space by placing it against a window. You’ll be left with a sleeping area that feels extra cozy. While you’re at it, trade a bulky bed frame for a simple box frame, and opt for a wooden accent wall in place of a headboard. Gaining a few inches of additional space in a tiny room can be game-changing.

Say Hello to Minimalism

To move around more easily in your bedroom, swap nightstands, bookcases, and lap desks for floating shelves, and use wall sconces in place of floor or table lamps. Reduce clutter with under-bed storage boxes, or purchase a bed frame with built-in drawers. Being selective about what you keep in your bedroom provides additional space, but it also keeps you from feeling overwhelmed.

Wallpaper Flair

Having a small bedroom doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. Spice things up with a bold wallpaper pattern on just one wall — maybe your headboard wall. If you use the right style of wallpaper, you can show those naysayers who believe wallpaper makes a room look even smaller who’s boss. Choose a large-scale pattern instead of a busy one. Match your bedding to the wallpaper colors you choose to achieve a modern bedroom design for small rooms in no time.

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